Cheap Power Cables Reducing Your Network Speed?
Slow networks are a pain for clients and a productivity drain for staff. Turns out, your cabling might be the root cause of the issue.
Skip the Aftermarket Products
When you buy a third-party power cord or other equipment, there are no guarantees that you’re getting a quality product. Manufacturers from around the world are pushing their wares at major electronics shows — and retailers are buying these inexpensive options to post by their checkout counters. While it’s always possible to buy a name brand cable and find that it’s a dud, purchasing non-OEM products can be a bigger gamble than you realize. There is an increasing number of stories of laptops and mobile devices catching fire or shocking users, simply due to a faulty power supply. Many of these items are not rated to handle the power that will be flowing through the lines, which can result in poor quality transmissions and interference with your business devices.
Interaction with Other Devices
While businesses may not realize the dangers inherent with poor quality cabling or power supplies, IT services providers receive a fair number of calls from clients with machines malfunctioning near their computer. Often enough, the root cause is traced back to interference caused by cabling that isn’t shielded as it should be or power supplies that have a short in them. Any of these issues can cause electromagnetic interference (EMI) that could negatively impact your business network and machines.
You probably don’t have time to track down all the potential causes of slower-than-expected internet service or dangerous cables in your business. Fortunately, the network experts at Alvarez Technology Group can help get the answers that you need, and provide recommendations that will have your network back to its speedy self in no time. Contact us today at 831-200-8345 or visit us online to schedule your free initial consultation.